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Build fine motor skills and creativity with these summer playdough mats! Print them all out and add them to your summer learning activities.
Add these summer printables to your activity arsenal! Pull them out to supplement your summer lessons or to keep kids occupied during a long afternoon.
These playdough mats work well as quiet time activities, as well. Next time you head to a restaurant or doctor’s office, bring along a few playdough mats and cans of playdough to keep your kids entertained.
The best thing about these free preschool printables is that they double as an educational activity. Your kids will have so much fun, they won’t even realize they’re learning.
printable summer activities
Not only is this summer printable pack easy to prepare, but it will help your kids build hand strength while working on basic literacy skills.
To start, print the playdough mats on cardstock. I recommend laminating them for durability to make these summer playdough mats reusable.
Have your kids shape dough to make the pictures featured on each card. Have kids roll the playdough into balls or ropes to fit into each shape.
In this pack, you’ll find mats featuring ice cream, lemonade, popsicle, sand castle, watermelon, and more.
Once kids have created the playdough shape, talk about the sentence on each mat. For instance, I is for ice cream. Focus on the beginning sound of each featured image.
Then, your preschoolers can use playdough to form the beginning letter of each word. Or, they can use a dry erase marker to write it.
I’ve got a great idea if you want to add this to your no-mess summer activities for preschoolers. Let your little ones use wiki stix to make these summer shapes. Wiki stix are not messy at all, but they’ll stick to the laminated playdough mats.
SUMMER BOOKS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about summer for preschoolers. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
I See Summer – Pea pods, cucumbers, and strawberries provide plenty of opportunities for counting in the garden! Follow Dad, Grandma, and other family members as they pick and count. Hidden numbers on every page give readers an opportunity to search and learn.
Spot the Difference: Summer Time! – See if you can spot what’s different in 15 super summery puzzles! Each double page contains two scenes that are almost identical – all you need to do is search for what’s changed – a car might’ve swapped color, a barbecue could’ve lost it’s lid… or a pilot could’ve gained a hat!
Llama Llama Sand & Sun – Read along with Llama Llama as he splashes in the waves and plays in the sand in this brand-new touch-and-feel board book!
Download this free S is for Summer printable! It’s packed full of fun math and literacy learning activities for preschoolers.
Free sequencing worksheets that are perfect for summer! Young learners will sequence and retell four-part summer stories.
Sneak in some learning over the next few months with some summer science experiments! There are enough ideas here to try something new every day!
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